EVENTS ROUND UP FEBRUARY

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Our piano shells continue to be hugely popular for events and video shoots. This month we were thrilled to work with iconic department store, Selfridges. We provided our white baby grand piano shell for an event they hosted. SG vocalist James performed, and took romantic song requests from passing shoppers!

Click HERE to enquire about hiring our black or white piano shell for your event.

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We recently worked with Visit Britain on a recent James Bond event they hosted to celebrate the launch of the new James Bond film, ‘No Time To Die’ – the 25th instalment in the James Bond series. Jazz vocalist, Michael, performed a selection of songs from the Bond films including ‘Skyfall’ by Adele, recently ranked the best James Bond song. The event took place at members club, The Conduit in Mayfair, London.

To enquire about booking Micheal, or any of our artists, click HERE.

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Our DJ’s have been busy at Bingham Riverhouse again this month having been booked for some gorgeous winter weddings. We are preferred suppliers at The Bingham Riverhouse, and so our artists regularly perform at weddings and events there. It’s the perfect setting for a wedding, well worth considering if you’re looking into wedding venues!

Our artists also perform for their monthly live music nights. Vocalist, Clare Sophia, will be performing next, on March 17th.

Visit the Bingham Riverhouse website HERE.

For DJ enquiries, click HERE.

EVENTS ROUND UP JANUARY

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Way back in 2009, we worked with restauranteur, Sam Harrison, booking live music at his stylish Chiswick restaurant, Sam’s Brasserie. Not long after, we officially launched our business! Sam recently launched his new venture, Sam’s Riverside, in Hammersmith. Sam’s Riverside overlooks the Thames and is situated adjacent to the famous Riverside Studios. We went to see it in December, and it is absolutely stunning! We were delighted to work with Sam again, providing a DJ for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. We can’t wait to return to Sam’s Riverside to sample the food. Sam’s Brasserie was always a firm favourite of ours, so we’re thrilled that he’s back!

Click HERE to enquire about live music/DJ’s for your restaurant, bar or hotel.

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We recently worked with Universal Music providing our black piano shell for a music video shoot. Our piano shells are becoming increasingly popular for video shoots and events. Baby grand piano shells are light-weight and super easy to set up. If you haven’t got a piano at your venue, or you require one for a photo or video shoot, they’re a fantastic option. Here’s our white shell in situ, for a recent video shoot for singer/songwriter, John Galea.

Click HERE to enquire about booking one of our piano shells for your event or shoot.

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Cuban band, Havana Kings, performed live at The Hoxton in Southwark on NYE. They performed at their fabulous rooftop seafood restaurant, Seabird – which boasts London’s longest oyster list! They got the party started with some seriously juicy cuban rhythms!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Havana Kings.

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One of our DJ’s performed at uber-cool East London venue, Shoreditch Studios (Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow recently had photoshoots there – need we say more?!), for an event for financial publishing and advisory group, Citywire.

For DJ enquiries, click HERE.

EVENTS ROUND UP NOVEMBER

Here are our November highlights!

We’re delighted to once again be working with luxury department store, Fortnum & Mason, providing festive entertainment over the Christmas season. The live music has included, cello & violin, harp & trumpet and carol singers. Look out for more live music coming up in December with jazz vocalist, Elisa and jazz guitarist, Dave Archer.

Click HERE to enquire about booking your Christmas entertainment (it’s not too late, we promise!)

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We’ve been working with boutique hotel and restaurant, Bingham Riverside, in Richmond, on their monthly live soul nights. So far SG artists that have performed, include, Laura, Daniel, Mike, & Adam. The last music night this year features Ella Marie, who will be performing there on Tuesday December 17th. Book your table HERE.

To enquire about booking music at your venue, click HERE.

Christian Louboutin is a fashion giant, and his signature red-lacquered soled shoes are world-renowned. Recently Louboutin launched an exclusive capsule collection inspired by The Royal Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. We were thrilled to provide live cello and violin at their Mount Street Boutique, for an event they hosted in collaboration with the Royal Opera House to celebrate the launch.

To book strings for your event, click HERE.

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Telecommunications company, Capacity Media, held the Global Carrier Awards at Indigo at The O2. The annual ceremony is Europe’s largest event uniting the global connectivity industry. SG’s LED drummers gave an exhilarating performance to kick off the night, which featured live percussion and a dance show, that wowed guests.

Click HERE to enquire about booking LED drummers.

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Our DJ’s entertained revellers at The Dickens Inn every Thursday & Friday in November. The Dickens Inn is an original warehouse building near Tower Bridge. It’s thought to have originally housed tea, or to have been owned by a local brewery. Today it’s a pub, restaurant and bar, and an ideal venue for wedding parties and events. Catch our DJ’s there throughout December too!

To enquire about booking DJ’s at your venue, click HERE.

EVENTS ROUND UP OCTOBER

The past couple of months have been busy as ever with weddings, events and our London residencies. Take a look at what we’ve been up to!

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SG artist, Adam, performed at an event at Baur au Lac Hotel, in Zurich (lucky him!) Adam is a soul/blues singer-songwriter, inspired by legends like Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. He performs solo (guitar/piano), and also with his band ‘JJ & The Soulfish’ Adam has performed at many prestigious venues, and most recently opened for Curtis Stigers.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Adam.

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We were delighted to work with Client Earth at a recent event they hosted at The Ned, on their gorgeous rooftop terrace. ClientEarth is a charity, that uses the law to protect the planet. DJ Callum performed.

You can all our DJ’s HERE.

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Dream Big Jazz Band performing at a wedding at Corinthia Hotel London
Photo credit: Jez Dickson

We’ve worked with lots of lovely wedding couples recently, with SG artists performing at several weddings at The Bingham Riverhouse, as well as at Ardington House and Kensington’s Private Members Club, Ognisko.

All SG artists are available to hire for weddings and corporate and private events. Click HERE to enquire.

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Heidi Vogel / Photo Credit: Leanne Dixon

Over the summer we worked with London’s oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden. They hosted live jazz weekly, featuring SG artists including, Heidi (pictured), Leon and Michael.

SG artists are available for long or short term residencies. We have held residencies at venues including, Corinthia Hotel London, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Searcys, Sketch, Soho House Group, and Marriott Park Lane. If you would like to enquire about live music at your London venue, click HERE.

EVENTS ROUND UP JUNE

We’ve provided some fantastic music entertainment for several events, weddings and parties over the last few months. Grab a cuppa, put on some music (why not check out our latest playlist HERE), and have a read of our latest events round up!


We provided a Mariachi band for one of Soho House’s gorgeous members’ clubs, High Road House, in Chiswick. Guests enjoyed lively Mexican music and Margaritas!

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SG’s most sought after band, the Briggs Street Players, performed live at the new Tottenham stadium, for the Champions League Quarter Final match between Spurs and Manchester City.

There was live Blues from SG act, Sly Fox Express, at The Big Smoke in Leicester Square. The Big Smoke regularly hosts live music events and serves up grilled fare aplenty!

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Photo by Lori Loves

The coolest Cuban band in town, Havana Kings, performed for communication strategy advisors, Hawthorn, at their annual Summer party.

Havana Kings are a Cuban Salsa band, and are the perfect addition to a summer garden party, or any event where you want a lively and fun ambience! They’re available from a duo right up to a full 9-piece orchestra. They’ve performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, The 606 Club and at countless weddings and private parties.

For enquiries and bookings click HERE.

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We’ve provided music entertainment for several wedding parties over the past few months. Highlights include; The Briggs Street Players performing at a wedding at Gloucestershire venue, Elmore Court; DJ Callum entertaining wedding guests at Sandhurst Military Academy; and DJ Zulu provided the musical backdrop for a wedding at the Oyster Shed. Several of our acts have also been performing for wedding parties at Richmond favourite, Bingham Riverhouse .

For all wedding enquiries and bookings click HERE.


A guide to booking music for your wedding day.

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Music is one of the most important features of your wedding day, and getting it right will ensure your guests have a great time.  

Here are our suggestions for the four main sections of the day where music can feature.

Your choice of music during the ceremony should be personal to you both. This might be a song you both love, or a piece of music that reminds you of when you first got together. Our advice is to opt for something stripped-back, such as a string quartet, solo harpist, or even a guitar and vocal duo can work really well and be more memorable. You don’t want anything too lively at this point as it can distract from the main event. 

Example acts: ESQElla Marie (pictured)Cecilia (above)

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Instrumental music works well during the reception and provides a nice backdrop to all the chatter. But if you want to make the music more of a feature at this point, then a vocal-led act can work nicely too. It really depends on the mood you want to create. If you’re thinking to go for an act that’s a bit different or unexpected, then this is a good time to do it. You might consider a gypsy jazz quartet, or a fun and lively Cuban band!


Example acts:Nouveau Boheme (pictured)London Jazz TrioHavana Kings (above)

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Here, we recommend choosing music that provides just a little ambience. If budget is tight, then there’s really no reason why a well-compiled playlist can’t work. However, if you are set on having live music (we certainly won’t argue with that!), and budget allows, then a jazz trio or a classical quartet are good live options. 

Example acts: London Jazz Trio (above)Vicenza Strings

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This is the highpoint of the day; all the emotional bits are over and it’s time for your guests to let their hair down and have a good time. You’ll want to choose music that is to your personal taste (especially your first dance), but it’s important to consider what your guests will like too. There will most likely be a range of ages at your wedding party, and ideally you want to please as many of your guests as possible so that they all leave on a high.  A really good act will be able to cross eras and genres. 

You can’t beat the energy and interaction you get from a live band, but a DJ can also be a perfectly good option. We would advise against using a playlist here as, unlike a band or DJ, it can’t ‘read the crowd’ . A band or DJ can judge the audience on the night and adjust their set accordingly.

Example Acts: Briggs Street Players (above)Dukebox CityDJ Zulu

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  • The size of the performance area at your wedding venue 
  • Does the venue have a sound limiter?
  • Does the venue have it’s own sound system?
  • Acts will need to be provided with a meal and refreshments
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  • Don’t book your music entertainment too late. In-demand bands and musicians get booked well in advance
  • Choose a piece of music that’s personal to you both for the ceremony and first dance
  • Make the evening entertainment the highlight
  • If budget is limited, then a well-curated playlist can work well during the sit down dinner
  • When booking the evening entertainment consider your guests’ musical tastes as well as your own

Events Round Up

We’ve had a fantastic few months, working with some wonderful clients and some fab new venues. Read on to see what we’ve been up to.

SG acts have been performing at one of London’s most impressive venues, The NED. Our acts have been performing weekly in the Members Restaurant, as well as appearing on the Nickel Stage.

For further information on the Ned, click HERE.

Soulful singer/guitarist, Mike, performed live for world renowned fabric designers, GP & J Baker, at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.

Mike is an outstanding vocalist who has worked alongside the likes of Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis and Jessie J.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Mike.

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Gypsy Jazz quartet, Nouveau Boheme, performed for an event at OXBO Bankside, in February. OXBO is a Hilton Restaurant & Bar serving English classics with a twist, and bottomless brunches. Did someone say bottomless?!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Nouveau Boheme.

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Singer and pianist, Kate, performed at an event for the Royal Lancaster London. Our lovely new piano shell, Berta, also made an appearance!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Kate, or Berta(!)

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We continue to work with luxury river yacht, Silver Sturgeon. SG acts that have performed aboard the yacht recently include, Frida, Havana Kings, and Jazz vocalist, Megan (pictured).

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We worked with exclusive travel company, Niquesa, again this month. We provided a Japanese Koto player for the launch of their new luxury travel packages to Japan.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Japanese music for your event.

Music Suppliers at Strawberry Hill House

Sound Generation are thrilled to now be preferred music suppliers at Strawberry Hill House.

Strawberry Hill House is internationally renowned as one of the finest examples of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. It’s a stunning venue, set in Twickenham, and makes the perfect setting for wedding and events.

As bespoke music suppliers, we absolutely love working with unique venues like Stawberry Hill House. We’re really looking forward to working with the lovely team there, and for our acts to perform at such an incredible venue!

To find out more about Strawberry Hill House, click HERE.

Piano Shell Hire London

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We now offer baby grand piano shells, in black or white, available to hire for weddings and events.

If your venue doesn’t have a piano onsite, a piano shell is a fantastic solution. It certainly looks much better than a keyboard in all your wedding photos. It’s lightweight, and takes minimal time to set-up. A digital piano just pops inside the shell.

A baby grand is the perfect way to enhance your event, bringing a touch of elegance and style. And of course we can supply a fantastic pianist to go with it too! Just click HERE for some pianist options.

Our baby grand piano shells come in high-gloss black, or white, and have already graced the stage at venues including The Ned, Conduit Mayfair, Selfridges, Royal Lancaster Hotel, and for numerous video shoots, including Universal Music. They’ve even sailed down the Thames on the Silver Sturgeon.

For further information and pictures, click HERE , or to make an enquiry, just click HERE.

To see SG pianist, Ed, using one of the shells, click HERE.

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Events Round Up

We’ve had an incredibly busy few months, working with some lovely clients, and some fantastic new venues too. Here’s a quick round up!

Cuban Salsa Band London

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Havana Kings

We provided cuban band, Havana Kings, and dancers for a Niquesa event to promote their luxury travel brand.

WATCH Havana Kings HERE.

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Dukebox City

“They were the stand out feature of the whole wedding day without a doubt; they really, really made our reception. Planning both the band and DJ with James was a breeze throughout; he was clear from the offset on pricing, timing and his recommendations. We couldn’t be more happy with how everything worked out. Thank you James and team!” Laura & Scott (Wedding Couple)

Pop/Soul band, Dukebox City, performed at a wedding party at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the Hansom Lounge. The guests absolutely loved it, and photographers Joe and Charlotte, captured some fantastic moments. The couple chose Bruno Mars’ track, ‘Treasure’ as their first dance.

WATCH Dukebox City HERE

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Briggs Street Players

Fast becoming Sound Generation’s busiest band, the Briggs Street Players, performed at a wedding at the stunning, Lulworth Castle, in Dorset. The wedding couple chose Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in The Mirror’ as their first dance.

WATCH Briggs Street Players HERE.

White City House

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We’re thrilled to now be preferred suppliers at White City House. Over the past few months, SG acts have performed regularly at Soho House venues – White City House, and The Ned. Acts that have performed include, Ella Marie, Briggs Street Players, Mike Davies and Adam Harris. Briggs Street Players also got to perform at music-loving MP, Chuka Umunna’s 40th birthday bash!

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We recently worked with Fortnum and Mason on some festive entertainment. SG carol singers, harpists and violin & cello duo performed at their flagship London store bringing some festive cheer to customers.

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SG band, Replay, recently performed aboard luxurious superyacht hotel, Sunborn.

WATCH Replay HERE.

Music for Events | Silent Disco

 

Sound Generation are now providing Silent Discos for weddings and events across London and the UK!

Silent Discos are an incredible way to keep the party going when faced with noise restrictions! Or if you simply want your party to continue late into the night (or morning!)
We provide silent discos for weddings and corporate events and can cater for parties of 20 – 200 guests!

photography by: Andy Gaines

We cater for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and company training/team-building days, and can provide headphones for as few as ten, or as many as two thousand.
Whether you have booked your own DJ already, or require a DJ as part of the package we can help. We handle all the logistics of the event, from headphone delivery/collection, to testing and operating equipment, and handing out headphones on the night. Our all inclusive service takes all the hassle out of organising yourself.

 


For more information or to make an enquiry CLICK HERE!

Music for Events | Pfizer

We were thrilled to work with Pfizer on their recent company part at 30 Euston Square and it was no ordinary office party! Not only were there Hoola Hoopers and Ice Sculptures, but party band, Dukebox City, had the dance floor packed all night!

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Music for Events | Hampton Court Flower Show; A Music Lover’s Garden

Live Music at Hampton Court

We are thrilled to be working with Vestra Wealth and award winning Garden Designer, Paul Martin, at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show.

Wealth Management company, Vestra Wealth, have sponsored Paul’s garden, and drafted in a little help from Sound Generation. A previous GOLD winner, this year Paul Martin has designed a spectacular ‘Music Lover’s Garden’, with a designated performance space.

There will be live music on the preview night (by invitation only) from Sound Generation’s very own, Sofia Wilde, harpist, Isabella Asbjornsen and gypsy jazz quartet, Nouevau Boheme.

Read more about the show HERE.